Just Fly. This outfit will collect you from your hotel, take you through the basics, and then run you off Pedra Bonita mountain into the sky high above Tijuca Forest. The excellent instructors can also film or photograph the experience for an extra charge. Rua Barão da Torre 175, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, 22411-0-001. 21/2268–0565 or 021/9985–7540. www.justfly.com.br.
São Conrado Eco-Aventura. This reliable and experienced team can provide you with a bird's-eye view of Rio either by hang glider or paraglider. São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro. 021/2522–5586. www.saoconradoecoaventuras.com.br.